More and more people are living longer, but this also means that the number of people with dementia is increasing.
It is estimated that there are around 850,000 people suffering with dementia in the UK. This statistic roughly equates to around one in three people over the age of 65. Furthermore, it is estimated that by 2021, around 1 million people in the UK will have dementia and this figure will significantly increase to 2 million by 2051.
This blog post provides an overview of dementia as a disease, how to reduce your risk of developing it as you get older and, if you are affected, how to live with it.
A very happy New Year to you from everyone in The National Brain Appeal team!
2014 marks our 30th birthday so we’re planning lots of activities to celebrate our joint achievements to date.
Over the past thirty years, amazing projects like the Dementia Research Centre, The Molly Lane Fox Unit, the Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases and the Advanced Neuroimaging Suite have come to fruition thanks to the support of people like you. You’ve helped us provide better care for the thousands of patients who have come through the doors of The National by funding more than £40 million of innovative projects.